UK Short-Term Study Visa

UK Short-Term Study Visa: Your Short Course Passport

Are you looking to learn English in the UK? The UK Short-Term Study Visa is designed for just that. At Immtell, we help simplify the study visa process, ensuring you have the proper documents and meet all requirements for a successful application.

What is a UK Short-Term Study Visa?

A UK Short-Term Study Visa is designed for individuals planning to undertake a short course of study in the UK. This includes English language courses or training programs that last six months or less.

Requirements for a UK Short-Term Study Visa

The UK Study Visa process and requirements are specific to ensure a bona fide intention to study. The critical criteria include:

  1. Course Confirmation: You must have been accepted into a course provided by an accredited institution in the UK.

  2. Financial Support: You should be able to support yourself without working or help from public funds.

  3. Intent to Leave: You must prove that you will leave the UK at the end of your study.

At Immtell, we guide the documents required for a study visa in the UK and help ensure that your application complies with all requirements.

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Applying for a UK Short-Term Study Visa

The application process for a UK study visa involves a series of steps, including completing an online application, providing the necessary supporting documentation, and attending an appointment at a visa application centre. Immtell can guide you through each step, making the process smooth and stress-free.


Supporting documents for a UK short-term study Visa should include invitation visa letters from the accredited education establishment in the UK and confirmation of any applicable sponsorship, i.e. company or parental. 

As a short-term study visa applicant, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a genuine reason for visiting and studying in the UK, can maintain and accommodate yourself during your studies and have sufficient ties to your home country to show the authorities that you have an intention to leave the UK. Although a third party may sponsor you, the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) will consider your circumstances too.

The UK short-term study visa for English language is usually valid for either 6 or 11 months, depending on the type of course to be undertaken in the UK. It is generally good for multiple entries.

It is not possible to add dependent family members to a UK short-term study application.  However, they may submit their application for a visitor visa for stays of up to 6 months, which will usually be processed at the same time as the ‘main applicant’. Given the intended purpose of this type of visa, attention should be given to explaining why family members also plan to travel to the UK.

All UK short term study visas must be made from outside of the UK.

It is not possible to switch into a Short-term study visa from within the UK.

UKVI aim to process visa applications as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days

Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) does not guarantee processing times, and delays do occur. We advise that you only book non-refundable travel once your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available during application.

The UKVI application fee for a Short-Term study visa is £200.  In addition, you will usually need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which is £776.

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require.


At Immtell, we specialise in assisting students aiming to improve their English through short-term study in the UK. Our three service packages are designed to cater to diverse needs, ensuring a smooth visa application process for your language learning journey.

  1. Comprehensive End-to-End Support: This package offers complete assistance for your Short-term Study Visa application, which is ideal for students seeking complete guidance. From initial eligibility assessment to final submission, our team of experts ensures every aspect of your application is perfectly managed, meeting all the specific requirements for English language learners.
  2. Fast Track Service: Our Fast Track option promises quick response times within one working day for students looking to expedite their application process. We utilise the Home Office Priority Service for your application submission, subject to an additional fee, providing a faster route to obtaining your visa.
  3. Application Review and Feedback: This service is designed for students who have prepared their visa application but require a professional review. We provide a detailed assessment and valuable feedback, focusing on enhancing your application’s quality and compliance with the visa requirements for English language study.

💡 Transparent and Tailored Pricing: Our clear, upfront pricing for each service package allows you to make an informed decision that best fits your budget and needs.

📘 Need More Information? Please visit our FAQ section for further insights into the Short-term Study Visa process for English language courses and other related questions.

📞 Begin Your Language Learning Adventure with Confidence: Whether you require comprehensive support, rapid processing, or just a professional application review, our services are designed to meet your unique needs. Contact us to explore how we can facilitate a successful visa application for your English language studies in the UK.

Immtell's Typical Professional Fees

Full Service

End to End Application Support
£ 1,500 + VAT
  • Eligibility assessment
  • Advice on sponsorship or CAS requirements
  • Advice on English language and TB test requirements (if applicable)
  • Application preparation and online submission
  • Appointment booking
  • Responding to queries from the Home Office
  • Review of issued documents
  • Post-arrival Biometric Residence Permit accuracy check

Fast Track

Fast Track - End to End Application Support
£ 1,700 + VAT
  • All the features of the Full Service
  • Guaranteed response to your queries within 1 working day
  • Expedited review of your documents and information
  • Speed through Home Office processing with Priority Service, subject to an additional fee. Quick, efficient, effective.
  • Review of issued documents and feedback provided within 1 working day
Best Value

Review Only

Expert Review of Your Application
£ 500 + VAT
  • Specialist review of your prepared application
  • Assess application against the relevant rules and legislations
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for improvement (if applicable)

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